According to Britain’s PA Media news agency, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey submitted a not guilty plea on Thursday in a London court to four charges of sexual assault and one count of instigating another person to engage in penetrative sexual conduct without consent.
At his most recent court appearance on June 16, Spacey provided deputy chief magistrate Tan Ikram his name, date of birth, and London address in addition to hearing the charges against him read aloud in front of the court.
He is accused of sexually assaulting a man twice in London in 2005, a second time in London against a different man in 2008, and a third time against a different man in Gloucestershire, western England, in 2013. The 2013 incident is also referenced in conjunction with the fifth allegation of non-consensual penetrative activity.
During the hearing on Thursday, the court, Mr. Justice Wall, scheduled a three- to four-week trial starting on June 6, 2023.
Spacey worked as the creative director of London’s Old Vic theater from 2003 to 2015 and is a two-time Academy Awardee for his performances in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty.” He recently made a comeback to acting and featured in the Netflix political series “House of Cards.”